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The Unquiet Spirit


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A film about the life and work of the artist Edgar Degas Written and narrated by DAVID THOMPSON
Painter, draughtsman, print-maker, photographer, sculptor, poet; in his witty and perceptive portrayal of ' modern life ', DEGAS exploited every technique available.
This film, shot in many of the places where he lived and worked, explores the themes which he made his own: the racecourse, the ballet class, the work of laundresses and cafe life. It also includes his little-known landscapes, and film of the crumbling wax sculptures found after his death, evidence of his restless and impulsive spirit... with Madame Louise Joxe and pupils of The Royal Ballet School
Film recordist COLIN MARCH Rostrum cameraman IVOR RICHARDSON
Photography JOHN TURNER Film editor ROY FRY Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Artist: Edgar Degas
Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Madame Louise Joxe
Unknown: Ivor Richardson
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Ann Turner

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